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There may be an antidote to politically motivated reasoning. And it’s wonderfully simple. - Vox

There may be an antidote to politically motivated reasoning. And it’s wonderfully simple. - Vox

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While we would like to believe we can persuade people ... with evidence, studies show the other side is likely to become even more deeply entrenched in its view in the face of more information...
“politically motivated reasoning,”... people use their minds to protect the groups to which they belong from grappling with uncomfortable truths. The motivation to conform is stronger than the motivation to be right...
There’s an antidote to politically motivated reasoning...: curiosity... highly science-curious people are about evenly distributed across demographic groups and political leanings... The more scientifically curious a person, the less likely she was to show partisan bias in answering questions... The science-curious are more likely to seek out information that contradicts their group’s beliefs... a desire to learn something surprising and new — not just to stick to information that affirms what they already believe.

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